Jon C. Graham was hired as the vice principal of St. Aloysius High School at Vicksburg Catholic School. He will take up his duties in this new role, with immediate effect.
Graham’s addition to the staff comes after the resignation of former manager Karla McHann, who stepped down last April. Graham will mentor under Dr. Buddy Strickland, Acting Director 2022-2023 and after one year he will assume the role of Director in 2023-2024.
Graham comes to Vicksburg Catholic School after a successful teaching career with the Vicksburg Warren School District and has an extensive background. Graham has experience in general education, special education, STEAM, curriculum development and management, and academic leadership and administration. He was honored in 2016, 2018 and 2020 as Educator of the Month and was named Educator of the Year.
Graham received a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Masters in Education and Teaching from Belhaven University, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Delta State University. He is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Curriculum from Delta State University.
“I appreciate the rich traditions and esteemed reputation of Saint Aloysius. I have high expectations for our future as we move forward to take our school from good to great,” Graham said. “My vision is to work collaboratively with all teachers, parents, and stakeholders to strengthen our faith-based education and the rigorous academics that St. Aloysius already possesses. I look forward to developing new opportunities to enrich our school, our parish, and most importantly, our phenomenal students.
Discussing the selection for this new role with St. Francis Xavier Elementary Principal Mary Arledge, she said, “Jon is more than qualified for this role and we look forward to the new ideas and perspectives that come his way. he will bring to the table.
Dr Buddy Strickland added: “Change can be difficult, but with change comes new opportunities. We are happy to welcome Jon to the Vicksburg Catholic School family. It’s exciting for our school.
Graham is a Marine Corps veteran and an active member of Saint Paul Catholic Church in Vicksburg. He is married to Christina Graham and they have three children, two of whom will attend Vicksburg Catholic School in the fall.